Installing a whole-house humidifier can help improve cold-weather problems in Albuquerque like itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it works with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, sloshing water as you go.
Since this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Tru Air Systems LLC. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.
To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s go over the different kinds and their estimated costs.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most often installed type because they’re the most affordable. They often run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house by using a padded rotated wheel, which moves up and disperses water.
You can choose from bypass, which works when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which operates on its own. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by a greater need for service to prevent mold.
A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to send moisture across your house. Depending on how often you use the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least every year.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.
They use more water than a drum model, but the potential for mold is reduced since the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to put in a new pad at least once a year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is regarded as the best efficiency and calls for the least amount of extra work, because it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you need, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.
As they can work without your furnace being on, they could require slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarily don’t have mold issues.
Make Cold Weather Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Tru Air Systems LLC
Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it offers many perks a single-room model can’t. A couple of those perks involve:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Creating a healthier environment for household members who have respiratory ailments, like asthma
- Alleviating frequent wintertime complaints, such as dry skin or chapped lips
- Reducing static electricity
Looking to enjoy a more comfy heating season while indoors? Our Tru Air Systems LLC pros can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your budget. Give us a call at 505-226-3525 right away to get started.